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Kids: Libraries are set to Build a Better World this summer


Kids: Libraries are set to Build a Better World this summer

Fort Smith Public Libraries
Build a Better World Summer Reading Program
It’s time again for the annual Summer Reading Program for children and teens. This year’s theme is Build a Better World. Visit your local library to enjoy books, videos, magazines, computers, music and special programs of all kinds. Any item you check out (books, CD, DVD, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, digital titles, etc.), enables you to enter into weekly prize drawings for the chance to win great gift cards. The summer reading program is designed to encourage reading for pleasure; it will help young people who are able to read independently retain the valuable reading skills they developed over this past school year. Preschool children too young to read may also participate and will receive credit for the books read to them. Small rewards such as book bags, pencils, door hangers, cups, food coupons and the opportunity to get their name in a book will be given to each child for reaching specific goals. Registration begins June 1 at all four Fort Smith Public Library locations.

Main Branch
3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, Ark.
479-783-0229
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
1-5 p.m. Sunday

Primetime Story Time, first Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Spanish Story Time, second Monday: 6 p.m.
Toddler Time (3 and under): 10 a.m. Tuesdays
Preschool Story Time (3 and up): 10 a.m. Thursdays

Dallas Street Branch
8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith, Ark.
479-484-5650
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday
Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
Story Time/Summer Crafts: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Miller Branch
8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith, Ark.
479-646-3945
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday
Laptime Story Time (up to 24 months) with Tiffany Nelson: 10:30 a.m. Mondays Story Time­­: 10 a.m Fridays

Windsor Branch
4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith, Ark.
479-785-0405
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday
Story Time with Louise Turner: 10 a.m. Mondays
School-Age Story Time: 10 a.m. Thursdays


Crawford County Libraries

All branches of the Crawford County Library System will participate in the summer reading program “Building A Better World,” celebrating readers young and old with prizes. Special programs and activities will be held throughout the summer. Pick up a personal reading log and check out some books! 

Alma Public Library
624 Fayetteville Road, Alma, Ark.
479-632-4140
Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
Movie Mondays: 4 p.m. Mondays

Cedarville Public Library
737 Pirates Way, Cedarville, Ark.
479-410-1853
Tweens & Teens: 11 a.m. Thursdays
Story Time: 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Mountainburg Public Library
1300 U.S. 71 North, Mountainburg, Ark.
479-369-1600
Summer Story Time: 10 a.m. Wednesdays
Teen Wii Hours: 4 p.m. Wednesdays

Mulberry Public Library
220 North Main Street, Mulberry, Ark.
479-997-1226
Movie Day: 2 p.m. Fridays
Preschool Story Time: 10 a.m. Thursdays
Mommie & Me (babies/toddlers): 10 a.m. Wednesdays

Van Buren Public Library
1409 Main Street, Van Buren, Ark.
479-474-6045
Baby & Me (birth to 3 years): 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
Story Time (all ages): 9:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays
Teen Time: 1:30 p.m. Fridays
Movie Mondays: 1:30 p.m. Mondays


This information is published in the June 2017 Kids Issue of Entertainment Fort Smith Magazine. 



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